When you are dealing with a split from your ex, whether you were married or not, you will have to deal with child custody issues if you have a child together. The child custody process isn't easy. Most of the time, you and your ex will each want to spend as much time with your child as you can. This can make having to hash out a schedule for the child rather difficult.
We know that your child has things that he or she is used to doing. If your child is involved in extracurricular activities, those will have to be considered when you are working out child custody schedules. You can't let your feelings about your ex stop you from working out something that lets your child keep up with those activities.
If you and your ex can come up with a child custody agreement together, there is a good chance that your child's needs will be considered in a way that only you and your ex can do. If the court has to decide on these matters, a stranger (the judge) will have to make the choices. As you can imagine, things usually work out much better if you and your ex can come to an agreement.
No matter which way your child custody case is handled, we can work with you to make sure that you know your rights and your options. We want your child to thrive, and a solid child custody agreement that puts him or her at the center can help make that possible.